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It’s Microsoft’s turn to reveal new games and updates on its previously announced projects. The 2024 Xbox Games Showcase is going down today, and you can watch the entire thing right here.

Watch the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 livestream

The 2024 Xbox Games Showcase begins today at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. It’ll be streamed on the Xbox YouTube and Twitch channels. You can also view it using the video embed above.

With Microsoft’s large stable of studios, there’s a lot that could potentially pop up during the showcase, though the company has kept details hush. It’s also notable that this will be the first Xbox Games Showcase following the closure of Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition.

If you aren’t able to watch the Xbox Games Showcase, worry not. We’ll be covering the showcase on our Xbox topic page.

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    June 9, 2024 5:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Watch the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 livestream here

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      June 9, 2024 5:15 AM

      Probably get a release date for that Indiana Jones game.

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      June 9, 2024 8:25 AM

      Hoping for : Oblivion Remastered, Xbox handheld (that doesn't rely on streaming)

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        June 9, 2024 8:32 AM

        Xbox handheld that uses Windows Subsystem for Linux tech to run SteamOS + Proton. Also it makes coffee, and gives foot massages.

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        June 9, 2024 8:43 AM

        I’m trying to think why Microsoft would want to make a handheld console.

        Every mobile device now can play Xbox cloud gaming where they get their $$$ via your subscription. If they barely make money on selling the hardware what would be the incentive to try and take on the steam deck? The vast majority of customers would want to play their steam games on it which don’t really give MS any $$

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          June 9, 2024 8:47 AM

          They should make a modular mobile controller that snaps on either side of the screen.

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            June 9, 2024 8:53 AM

            I’d be happy with letting macOS use the Xbox iOS app that lets you play locally on your Xbox console. Why that official Xbox iOS app isn’t on MacOS makes no sense

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          June 9, 2024 9:27 AM

          I want a native gamepass player that's not stuck on windows which is not great for handhelds

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          June 9, 2024 1:57 PM

          The same reason they want their Xbox consoles to be successful — control of the storefront. Why let Valve continue grabbing 30% of the price of everything sold on their platform when they could do it themselves?

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      June 9, 2024 10:05 AM

      Starting with COD Black Ops 6

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        June 9, 2024 10:05 AM

        Will be on Game Pass day 1

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        June 9, 2024 10:06 AM

        I have no interest in the multiplayer, or paying $60 for it, but I'd play the campaign via Gamepass.

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        June 9, 2024 12:46 PM

        I'd like a sequel to Infinite Warfare but now aliens are attacking.

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          June 9, 2024 1:01 PM

          But the real villain in Infinite Warfare was mind-blowing levels of strategic and tactical incompetence.

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          June 9, 2024 1:59 PM

          IW was awesome and I’d definitely love more.

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        June 9, 2024 1:20 PM

        Do the Black Ops games play much differently that Modern Warfare? I stopped playing COD Modern Warfare with #3 in like 2010 or 2011 or so.

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      June 9, 2024 10:07 AM

      new DOOM

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        June 9, 2024 10:08 AM

        Doom the Dark Ages

        2025

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        June 9, 2024 10:12 AM

        also on ps5 nice

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        June 9, 2024 10:23 AM

        Chainshield looks pretty good

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        June 9, 2024 10:33 AM

        Action looked less involved than Eternal, but it's such an early look so who knows.

        I'd be very happy if this game isn't just Eternal 2.0, and the shield charge / bash move looks stupid fun.

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          June 9, 2024 10:44 AM

          Every combat sequence shown had him running through enemies like he's maraudin' down the countryside, and did not have an arena feel like previous games.

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      June 9, 2024 10:08 AM

      The DOOM looked fucking awesome

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        June 9, 2024 10:09 AM

        Shield had a chainsaw built in and you can throw it. That's exactly the kinda innovation I want in my DooM and nothing more or less.

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          June 9, 2024 10:27 AM

          And a gun used skulls as ammo but it crushes the skull gave it in the chamber and uses the crushed skull stuff to craft the projectiles that it kills demons with oh hell yeah

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      June 9, 2024 10:09 AM

      Damn some real bangers in this showcase straight off.

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      June 9, 2024 10:10 AM

      State of Decay 3?

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        June 9, 2024 10:21 AM

        Yup. I wish I liked the gameplay of the series. I just can't seem to get into it

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          June 9, 2024 9:12 PM

          The first one was janky but a ton of fun. The second one looked better, but I found it so bland & boring.

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      June 9, 2024 10:11 AM

      I hope something from Blizzard will get shown.

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      June 9, 2024 10:11 AM

      Old new Doom looks goooood

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      June 9, 2024 10:11 AM

      State of Decay 3

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      June 9, 2024 10:13 AM

      Art direction on that State of Decay trailer was beautiful.

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      June 9, 2024 10:14 AM

      Okay this Dragon Age trailer looks absolutely fucking amazing.

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        June 9, 2024 10:15 AM

        Release date of Fall 2024 is way earlier than I expected.

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          June 9, 2024 10:16 AM

          For. Fucking. Real. I am so fucking stoked for this. The art direction and the tone of it looks right up my alley.

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          June 9, 2024 10:17 AM

          Yeah, I hope it's actually ready and it's not "You've been working on this for six years, you're going out whether you're ready or not."

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        June 9, 2024 7:56 PM

        The art style is too cartoony. Origins is still the best.

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      June 9, 2024 10:14 AM

      Dragon Age: The Veilguard

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        June 9, 2024 10:16 AM

        More stylised than I'd expect from a Dragon Age game, like... big eyes. Otherwise, I still hope it's good, but then I only finished the first one.

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          June 9, 2024 10:19 AM

          The tiny glimpse of gameplay we saw at the end makes me suspicious.

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      June 9, 2024 10:16 AM

      Starfield: Shatter Space in 2024

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        June 9, 2024 10:16 AM

        er Shattered Space :P

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        June 9, 2024 10:17 AM

        Oh shit, new patch and the Creation Kit tonight!

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        June 9, 2024 2:44 PM

        I guess I should try to learn more about House Varun during my second playthrough, because I really didn't interact with that faction at all on my first one.

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      June 9, 2024 10:17 AM

      bethesda unfing

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      June 9, 2024 10:18 AM

      New Fallout 76 expansion

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        June 9, 2024 10:19 AM

        Skyline Valley this week June 12

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      June 9, 2024 10:21 AM

      Showcase is looking pretty good so far

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      June 9, 2024 10:21 AM

      Clair Oscour: Expidition 33

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      June 9, 2024 10:22 AM

      And now for a trailer at 15 fps...

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        June 9, 2024 10:23 AM

        It's South of Midnight.

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          June 9, 2024 10:25 AM

          I like the stylised look, but yeah WTF is with the frame rate here?

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            June 9, 2024 10:26 AM

            I guess it's good that it's not out until next year... But yeah, that was kinda janky

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            June 9, 2024 10:26 AM

            It's only in the cutscenes. I find it pretty artistic.

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              June 9, 2024 10:31 AM

              Maybe they were going for a stop motion look and YouTube compression just assed it up. I really like the kinda magic bayou vibe of it so far.

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            June 9, 2024 10:26 AM

            I think they're going for a stop-motion effect, but it doesn't work IMO.

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          June 9, 2024 10:26 AM

          dont like

          the grappling hook was an instant turnoff and so were the conveniently placed climbing boards

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        June 9, 2024 10:25 AM

        Yeah, I do not like that stylistic choice at all.

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        June 9, 2024 10:26 AM

        That animation framerate is really off putting.

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        June 9, 2024 10:26 AM

        South of Midnight

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          June 9, 2024 10:34 AM

          Thought it looked good. Loved the art style.

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            June 9, 2024 10:38 AM

            I liked the art but the animation fires off everything in my brain going this is wrong wrong wrong.

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          June 9, 2024 11:38 AM

          Oh, that is INTERESTING.

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      June 9, 2024 10:27 AM

      New WoW expansion?

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      June 9, 2024 10:29 AM

      new Metal Gear

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      June 9, 2024 10:29 AM

      This really is just the replacement to E3 now lol?

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        June 9, 2024 10:30 AM

        This weekend, yes.

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          June 9, 2024 10:37 AM

          Kinda just mean this show with the amount of studios MS has now and the third party showings.

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      June 9, 2024 10:32 AM

      New content for Sea of Thieves

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      June 9, 2024 10:34 AM

      Flintlock: The Seige at Dawn July 18

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        June 9, 2024 10:34 AM

        Had me until "Souls-like"

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          June 9, 2024 10:36 AM

          Ha, yeah.

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          June 9, 2024 12:36 PM

          "Souls-lite". So I'm guessing souls-like combat except the game doesn't hate you

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            June 9, 2024 5:38 PM

            Still a big 'Nah' from me. Don't care for 'Souls' types of games period. Didn't even bother finishing the Star Wars one.

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              June 10, 2024 12:09 AM

              I actually finished Jedi Survivor the other day. For the final boss I dropped the difficulty down to "story mode" because of a bullshit move in the last phase of the fight, but until then I had played on the second-to-lowest combat difficulty and had a decent enough time.

              I do feel ya, though. The more emphasis on parry timing, the more tedious and laborious combat feels. Waiting isn't fun.

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      June 9, 2024 10:34 AM

      Age of Mythology ?

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        June 9, 2024 10:35 AM

        Age of Mythology: Retold - Sept 4, 2024 on PC and Xbox

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      June 9, 2024 10:36 AM

      Perfect Dark???

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        June 9, 2024 10:38 AM

        Love they copied Mirrors Edge parkour.

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        June 9, 2024 10:39 AM

        xbox is back baby

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        June 9, 2024 10:39 AM

        Did not expect to see this. Looks pretty good, we'll see how it comes together.

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        June 9, 2024 10:39 AM

        I've never played a Perfect Dark but this looks like it could be cool

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        June 9, 2024 10:39 AM

        Damn, that looked awesome!

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        June 9, 2024 10:39 AM

        Just named that it looks like

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        June 9, 2024 10:41 AM

        Did they give a release date?

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        June 9, 2024 10:41 AM

        Hopefully it will play better than it looked. Recorded gameplay probably always looks kinda unnatural but that was painful to watch from an actual gameplay perspective.

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          June 9, 2024 10:51 AM

          Yeah looked very scripted from this but very excited to see how it turns out. Loved mirrors edge and this looks like that but with combat too.

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            June 9, 2024 10:53 AM

            Think they were going for the Naughty Dog style character animation. Debatable how much that will translate into final product but thought it was a stella trailer personally.

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            June 9, 2024 4:37 PM

            Yeah, I felt some Mirror's Edge in there too. Intriguing

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        June 9, 2024 10:50 AM

        Fuck yes! Can’t wait!

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        June 9, 2024 1:09 PM

        The shooting and parkour reminds me a bit of the Human Head Prey 2 (RIP :(, fucking Bethesda).

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        June 9, 2024 7:30 PM

        So apparently development of this game was completely rebooted in 2022. So not surprised there was no release date on it. I'm guessing late 2025.

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      June 9, 2024 10:37 AM

      I hate to say this but I feel like the games industry has lost me :(

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        June 9, 2024 10:41 AM

        The good thing about the game industry as we get older is that the sheer variety of (indie) games available to us is nigh overwhelming. Titles like Celeste and Dave the Diver show there’s plenty of fun left in the tap of tried and true genres of yore.

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          June 9, 2024 10:41 AM

          That is true, I have found the best experiences over the last few years to be indie.

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          June 9, 2024 10:42 AM

          Dave the Diver is a small scope game but not indie. Need a new name for that genre

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            June 9, 2024 10:45 AM

            That’s fair. Kinda like Grow Up & Grow Home were Ubisoft.

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        June 9, 2024 10:44 AM

        I felt like that after watching Sony's thing, all I could think is that video games sure do suck.

        But we got an Elden Ring expansion real soon, Hades 2 when it's out of Early Access, Silksong whenever that is a real thing. I'm gonna be into whatever Remedy puts out in the future I'm sure (Control 2!). I'm also big fighting game fan so I don't really have much desire to put much time into other mainstream / big releases.

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          June 9, 2024 10:45 AM

          Hyper Light Breaker coop looks fun, too!

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        June 9, 2024 10:55 AM

        Microsoft to me represents the nadir of the industry: more sequels, more safe bets, less interesting, meh

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        June 9, 2024 1:16 PM

        Same. Too much garbage shoveled in these days.

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      June 9, 2024 10:41 AM

      Diablo 4 Expansion! Vessel of Hatred.

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      June 9, 2024 10:41 AM

      Diablo IV: Vessel of Hatred this fall

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      June 9, 2024 10:45 AM

      FABLE!!!!

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        June 9, 2024 10:46 AM

        Is that Noel Fielding!? hahahaha

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          June 9, 2024 10:46 AM

          It may be Richard Ayoade

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          June 9, 2024 10:47 AM

          Don't think so, whoever it is is channeling Super Hans more than anyone else I'm reminded of!

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        June 9, 2024 10:47 AM

        I'd play a new Fable.

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      June 9, 2024 10:46 AM

      Fable???

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      June 9, 2024 10:48 AM

      Youtube chat is ... something else.

      I never really enjoyed a Fable game but that looked pretty damn great from a story telling perspective!

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        June 9, 2024 10:53 AM

        Youtube chat always gets closed immediately

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        June 9, 2024 10:55 AM

        I looked just now for kicks. Woke this and woke that dei lol. Morons.

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          June 9, 2024 10:56 AM

          Is amazing how far streams have come though, it's great you can just watch it on TV at 4k and with chat off!

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            June 9, 2024 10:58 AM

            Oh yeah I never see chat except wanted to after his comment. Just a trash fire as expected.

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      June 9, 2024 10:49 AM

      Fragpunk yet another 5-5 hero shooter

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        June 9, 2024 10:49 AM

        rip everyone who started making an overwatch during the pandemic

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        June 9, 2024 10:50 AM

        Looked like some interesting mechanics might be at play but it'll probably just die on the vine. It'll be really hard to displace the incumbents

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        June 9, 2024 10:50 AM

        Jesus, even the name is trying too hard.

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        June 9, 2024 10:50 AM

        It's baffling that these companies are wasting so much money on games like these.

        It's getting to be worse than the glut of battle royale clones of the last decade. Suppose it already is worse, because the interest in this genre seems even lower than ever.

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          June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

          It happens every time someone makes big money on some new-ish genre.

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          June 9, 2024 3:00 PM

          Just like during the mania of MMORPGs. Every company wanted that steady month-to-month cash flow but it was mostly the ones who were there first that sustained the subscription numbers, since players with an affinity for the gameplay style were already invested

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      June 9, 2024 10:50 AM

      Winter Burrow looks like a survival game

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      June 9, 2024 10:52 AM

      Mixtape from Beethoven & Dinosaur (The Artful Escape)

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        June 9, 2024 10:52 AM

        2025

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        June 9, 2024 10:53 AM

        Shit, I really like the unique look and ideas. Feels like nobody under 40 will play it though.

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          June 9, 2024 10:54 AM

          Def a Gen x memory machine

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          June 9, 2024 10:54 AM

          It’ll be a game random people play because it’s on GP.

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      June 9, 2024 10:52 AM

      YEEEEESSSSSS Flight Simulator 2024

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      June 9, 2024 10:53 AM

      MS Flight Sim 2024

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      June 9, 2024 10:54 AM

      Show me a new Wolfenstein !

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        June 9, 2024 10:54 AM

        You got Doom, not sure you'll get Wolfenstein in the same show.

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      June 9, 2024 10:55 AM

      Guess they're save Indy for the big finale.

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      June 9, 2024 10:55 AM

      Elder Scrolls Online new content

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        June 9, 2024 10:57 AM

        Song choice will always remind me of Kelly from the Office

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      June 9, 2024 10:57 AM

      See, I'd play THIS ESO if it was like this.

      I miss that FFXIV social aspect of things.

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      June 9, 2024 10:57 AM

      Deck Nine my be new Life is Strange...

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        June 9, 2024 10:58 AM

        I liked True Colors so I have hopes for this. Also, Max is back?!

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        June 9, 2024 10:59 AM

        Life is Strange: Double Exposure Oct 29

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          June 9, 2024 11:06 AM

          When in doubt, go back to your sources.

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        June 9, 2024 10:59 AM

        Max and Chloe are always the best Life is Stranger. Where's Chloe

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          June 9, 2024 11:31 AM

          Wouldn't surprise me if the two dimensions are caused by the decision at the end of the first game. And the new person dying is the butterfly effect of that the first games decision.

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      June 9, 2024 10:58 AM

      Oh shit new Life is Strange! Paging dognose

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        June 9, 2024 11:00 AM

        WTF it’s like life is strange 1-2, a sequel with max?? i’m hyped

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      June 9, 2024 10:59 AM

      Indy time!

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        June 9, 2024 11:01 AM

        I don't hate the sound-alike, pretty darn good.

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          June 9, 2024 11:02 AM

          It’s Troy Baker, iirc

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            June 9, 2024 11:05 AM

            Haha, of course, both in the "he's in everything" sense and the "he's definitely fucking good enough to get it right".

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              June 9, 2024 11:07 AM

              You're not allowed to release an AAA game without Troy Baker.

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                June 9, 2024 11:08 AM

                He's been in every single game shown so far, just changing his voice :).

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          June 9, 2024 11:04 AM

          Love the music / comedy / voice, super nostalgic.

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            June 9, 2024 11:04 AM

            I forgot it's coming out this year.

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            June 9, 2024 11:06 AM

            Yeah, they really nailed it from what we was so far there, no mean feat at all.

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              June 9, 2024 11:07 AM

              Agreed, looks like they're doing a really good job.

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              June 9, 2024 4:45 PM

              Yes it feels very Indy. Loving what I'm seeing.

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        June 9, 2024 11:04 AM

        2024?!

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        June 9, 2024 11:04 AM

        2024 but no exact date

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        June 9, 2024 11:04 AM

        Why does the actual ingame stuff look so much better than the long CGI cutscene they showed?

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          June 9, 2024 5:09 PM

          The cutscene did nothing for me, but the gameplay looked pretty fun.

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        June 9, 2024 4:47 PM

        Did anyone see the classic Indy escaping from the boulder with the idol? Imagine if we get to play that scene. Oh boy.

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      June 9, 2024 11:06 AM

      Mechabreak

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      June 9, 2024 11:07 AM

      Wuchang: Fallen Feathers 2025

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      June 9, 2024 11:09 AM

      Avowed 2024

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      June 9, 2024 11:11 AM

      Atomfall 2025 from Rebellion Games

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        June 9, 2024 11:11 AM

        Codename Fallout: London? lol

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          June 9, 2024 11:14 AM

          Yeah, interesting to see Rebellion do a post apoc England setting. Haven't loved their games since, er, the original AvP (every sniper elite game just feels like pure jank to me), hopefully this is an improvement.

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            June 9, 2024 11:25 AM

            This one looks janky too, but jank’s never held me back, if there are some other interesting things going on.

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              June 9, 2024 11:27 AM

              Same, it’s just that with their games the jank holds them back for me. At least this one is a more interesting theme.

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                June 9, 2024 11:47 AM

                Maybe they’ve got some renewed inspiration, working on a new IP

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                  June 9, 2024 12:31 PM

                  I hope so! I have a soft spot for them (like most Britsoft studios) despite disliking Sniper Elite - I hope they finally make a good 2000AD game too.

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                    June 9, 2024 12:33 PM

                    Same here. We’re old enough to remember the glory days of British game development.

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      June 9, 2024 11:13 AM

      Ass Creed: Shadows

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        June 9, 2024 11:14 AM

        Doesn't Ubisoft have their own showcase later this week? I'm surprised that they gave Microsoft a trailer.

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          June 9, 2024 11:15 AM

          June 10th, 3PM ET

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          June 9, 2024 11:15 AM

          My not show it multiple times ? I specially with Sony’s show being so anemic

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            June 9, 2024 11:17 AM

            Have we seen any gameplay (ish) footage of it yet? I didn't think so so I was surprised they didn't want to keep that for themselves.

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        June 9, 2024 11:14 AM

        ShadowyAss apparently coming out Nov 15th, 2024

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      June 9, 2024 11:13 AM

      Stalker 2?

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      June 9, 2024 11:13 AM

      Stalker 3 ??

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        June 9, 2024 11:15 AM

        er yeah, Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl Sept 5 2024

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        June 9, 2024 11:16 AM

        I think it's Stalker 4, but who am I to argue with the devs?

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        June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

        The title I'm most worried about; hopeful tho!

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          June 9, 2024 11:46 AM

          Avowed actually was the one that had me a little worried this time. Stalker looked in line with my expectations: solid.

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      June 9, 2024 11:17 AM

      New refreshed Xbox Series S and X this holiday.

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        June 9, 2024 3:27 PM

        No XSX performance boost. Just a 2 TB SSD and a new skin for the top end machine.

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      June 9, 2024 11:17 AM

      Noticed Diablo 4 expansion (or is it DLC) wasn't on GamePass

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        June 9, 2024 11:17 AM

        Expansions never are.

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          June 9, 2024 11:19 AM

          Yeah, the Starfield expanion had the same thing. One of the expansions did though, but I forgot which title. (Maybe Fallout 76)

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            June 9, 2024 11:21 AM

            All of Fallout 76's expansions are free though.

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        June 9, 2024 11:17 AM

        I’m sure it will be

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      June 9, 2024 11:17 AM

      ONE MORE THING

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        June 9, 2024 11:18 AM

        NEW GEARS

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          June 9, 2024 11:19 AM

          No you don't get to reuse Mad World!!

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            June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

            Gears of War: E-Day no date

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              June 9, 2024 11:21 AM

              Prequel isn't a bad idea. The Initiative has their hands full right now then between that and Perfect Dark.

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                June 9, 2024 11:27 AM

                The Coalition is the game that makes the Gears games. Doing a Gears Prequel is just a little weird because of how the last game ended on a pretty big cliffhanger.

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                  June 9, 2024 11:28 AM

                  Oh, thanks, you're right, I forgot they're separate studios. Both starting with "The" confused me.

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              June 9, 2024 11:21 AM

              Wait, E-Day? Does that mean it's a prequel?

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                June 9, 2024 12:33 PM

                Yeah it is set 14 years before Gears 1 during Emergence Day.

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              June 9, 2024 12:31 PM

              When in doubt, go back to your sources

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            June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

            I was okay with it

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        June 9, 2024 11:18 AM

        Another Gears? *yawn*

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          June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

          Nobody uses the Unreal engine better that was amazing for in engine.

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            June 9, 2024 11:21 AM

            Visually cool, sure. Gears gameplay has always been extremely boring to me.

            Looked cool if you like the games though!

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          June 9, 2024 11:25 AM

          another yawn comment from boarder2 on a game that has sold millons and loads of people love

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      June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

      And now for the deep dive on COD, which, NOPE.

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        June 9, 2024 11:21 AM

        Yea haha here's where I turn it off

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        June 9, 2024 11:22 AM

        I'm surprised they're already on the 6th BLOPS

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          June 9, 2024 11:29 AM

          Annual releases really stack up before ya know it.

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          June 10, 2024 2:19 AM

          I remember thinking that when they were on 3!

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        June 9, 2024 12:08 PM

        they added some neat feaetures! max payne-like diving/sliding. feels like they innovated for the first time in 20 yrs

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      June 9, 2024 11:20 AM

      Okay so that was like an hour and twenty minutes of games with ~5 minutes of talking? Holy shiiiiiiiit

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        June 9, 2024 11:32 AM

        I kept thinking this is their most Sony-like presentation, while meanwhile, Sony’s State of Play was Sony’s most Nintendo-style. I feel a little dizzy. 😂

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          June 9, 2024 11:43 AM

          ? This one had games that everyone can play, and a lot of them. Don't really see the comparison.

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            June 9, 2024 12:36 PM

            I mean in terms of the types of games being shown, plus also reminded of Sony’s previous habit of mixing in games without solid release dates, which they avoided very heavily this last State of Play.

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              June 9, 2024 12:58 PM

              (And also, as you were saying, very little talking)

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        June 9, 2024 11:34 AM

        Normally MS shows always have a bunch of indy games but almost all these were big AAA games, I almost miss some the indy games though.

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          June 9, 2024 11:41 AM

          Watch the Day of the Devs presentation from Friday. I think it had the highest quality in years. Felt that Keighley’s show had a higher number of really interesting indies too. Lots to look forward to in that space. There’s been a subtle shift up in sophistication and innovation to enjoy in this next year!

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            June 9, 2024 12:37 PM

            Thanks, I think I just wanted to get Silksong and that cyberpunk 2d game that I can't remember the name of!

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              June 9, 2024 12:43 PM

              I never played Hollow Knight (one of those big omissions, I know) but I keep having more and more empathy for all the people waiting and suffering for some Silksong news at last. I’ve been there!

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          June 9, 2024 11:44 AM

          They're supporting all the indie faux3 streams like Day of the Devs, Future of Play and Wholesome Direct.

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          June 9, 2024 2:43 PM

          They had one Indy game.

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      June 9, 2024 11:22 AM

      Now that delivered! Lot to be excited for

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      June 9, 2024 11:22 AM

      Lots of really good Game Pass stuff coming pretty soon it seems!

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      June 9, 2024 11:24 AM

      slim pickings for sci-fi fans :( this wasn't very good

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        June 9, 2024 11:26 AM

        I thought that too! Waaaaaaaaay more fantasy stuff.

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          June 9, 2024 11:37 AM

          There were 2 different Forsaken games. Had a chuckle at that.

          But that’s just a quibble. Overall, lots of comfortable genres, presented well. Good games for when you just want to be entertained, not overwhelmed.

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        June 9, 2024 11:26 AM

        Stalker 2, Perfect Dark, Starfield Expansion and Gears of War? Quite a wide range of sci fi?

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          June 9, 2024 11:42 AM

          Also Atomfall.

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            June 9, 2024 11:44 AM

            I'd call post-apoc more sci-fi adjacent than pure sci-fi, but realise that's a full-on nerd quibble.

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              June 9, 2024 11:45 AM

              I think secretly I just want to see the new mass effect and for it to actually be good

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              June 9, 2024 11:58 AM

              Look at it again, there were some weird time-travel or inter-dimensional things going on in flashes. Definitely an odd one and I bet the actual game is odder than shown in the trailer.

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          June 9, 2024 1:03 PM

          3 games and an expansion out of 30 or so games presented. No new IPs. And I wouldn't call it wide. Where's space shit?

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      June 9, 2024 11:24 AM

      Damn, MS brought it!

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      June 9, 2024 11:26 AM

      Killer show. Lots of stuff coming very soon

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        June 9, 2024 11:30 AM

        Really is getting to the point that it is to much! But yes probably MS's best show when you consider there was hardly any "filler" games.

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      June 9, 2024 11:31 AM

      Pretty good show

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      June 9, 2024 11:40 AM

      Great show but I'm sad for no Oblivion Remastered :(

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      June 9, 2024 11:42 AM

      Haha, I was right! It WAS Super Hans from Peep Show in the Fable trailer, incredible. https://www.eurogamer.net/fable-launches-2025-and-has-peep-shows-super-hans

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        June 9, 2024 5:30 PM

        Wish I didn’t see this because I wonder if I would have recognized him. Seemed like he was totally mocapped.

        I’ve wondered why that dude isn’t in more stuff he’s probably my favorite character in the show. And I’ve watched the show like at least 10 times

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          June 10, 2024 2:52 AM

          Same, so good. He also does DJing as DJ Super Hans haha.

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      June 9, 2024 12:12 PM

      Did anyone else get the vibe from the Dragon Age bit that it's actually EA trying to use the Dragon Age name to drive people to a free-to-play money grab of some kind?

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        June 9, 2024 12:20 PM

        Weird, almost hero shooter type of trailer yeah.

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        June 9, 2024 12:30 PM

        Up until last month they and the rumors had described it as a narrative focused single player game so that would be kinda shocking.

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          June 9, 2024 2:59 PM

          The description below the trailer calls it a single player RPG, so I'd assume it is still very much the Dragon Age we'd expect.

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        June 9, 2024 12:32 PM

        Huh? Dragon Age has always been about characters with "flavour" that you recruit into your party.

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        June 9, 2024 2:09 PM

        I think it used to be, but they re-tooled it.

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      June 9, 2024 12:41 PM

      Fable 3 looks amazing but it also seems very narrative driven. While they do talk about making choices in the trailer would love to see a trailer that really showcases it's truly very open world (is it?).

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      June 9, 2024 12:46 PM

      New COD movement looks fun until you realize it will still probably be 20hz tick rate servers and controller players sliding in every direction with strong aim assist. Might check out the campaign though.

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      June 9, 2024 1:17 PM

      $60 for Diablo 4 expansion? Fml

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        June 9, 2024 6:42 PM

        Damn steep and the Elden Ring expansion is 40 but can be got for 35 right now.

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          June 9, 2024 6:46 PM

          Wait its $40 on steam what are you looking at crunchtime? You probably saw the delux edition of the dlc for $60?

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            June 9, 2024 8:16 PM

            Yep. $60 on the Xbox S homepage. Sneaky! I see the cheaper one now

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      June 9, 2024 1:21 PM

      So iD just gave up on quake? Another doom instead. Hmm

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        June 9, 2024 1:59 PM

        I wonder about that too. Maybe they are hesitant to return to a single player campaign oriented Quake again?

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        June 9, 2024 2:04 PM

        Won't sell well in Taiwan or Turkey.

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        June 9, 2024 2:07 PM

        Doom medieval is the new Quake I guess. But as much as I enjoy the style of these Doom games it would be good to see them tackle something with a different aesthetic. Something back to the more realistic horror style.

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        June 9, 2024 2:13 PM

        I think it's hard to return to Quake because Quake doesn't have a strong identity like Doom or Wolfenstein.

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        June 9, 2024 2:27 PM

        id not iD.

        This is an irrational pet peeve of mine.

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        June 9, 2024 2:47 PM

        I wouldn't be surprised if some of the game came from preproduction on a Quake game. The medieval theme and dragon (which was in a Quake screenshot that never came to be) really remind me of it.

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          June 9, 2024 5:19 PM

          I think this is a safe assumption

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          June 9, 2024 8:13 PM

          They should learn into the original idea of Quake where it was more of an RPG

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            June 9, 2024 9:01 PM

            That’s a cool idea, but I’d like it if a different team from Hugo’s did that. They’re just way too good at the ferocious single player FPS, the best IMHO.

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      June 9, 2024 3:12 PM

      The Starfield update is out!

      https://bethesda.net/en/game/starfield/article/5fJOins2DKdriTNVBvBjdR/starfield-update-1-12-30-june-9-2024

      Some nice updates! Melee weapons tiers, ammo crafting, some updates to bounty hunting. And of course the Creation Kit is available now on Steam.

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        June 9, 2024 3:18 PM

        Link to the Creation Kit, since it's a separate download: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2722710/Starfield_Creation_Kit/

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        June 9, 2024 8:54 PM

        NICE. updating. About to finish up V rising (two bosses left) with some bros, then some helldiving, then I do want to check starfield out again. good timing!

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          June 9, 2024 9:15 PM

          I'm probably going to wait until Shattered Space releases to reinstall, my backlog is just too big at the moment, but I can't wait to see what folks are going to do with the Creation kit.

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      June 9, 2024 3:29 PM

      I know it’s very milleh like but I kind of want to trade my Xbox S for an X for all these new game pass games.The S really feels slow / bad and I want stalker to play at 60

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      June 9, 2024 4:19 PM

      That diablo trailer was intense. Doom looked cool.

      But otherwise it's all shooters and 3rd person action games - all very standard, nothing that would make me go woah.

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        June 9, 2024 5:17 PM

        I haven’t finished watching but age of mythology should be good

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        June 9, 2024 8:15 PM

        Yep. Cookie cutter games these days. Boring

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      June 9, 2024 5:34 PM

      How does this indie game mixtape have such a great soundtrack it must be expensive?

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      June 9, 2024 5:36 PM

      I wonder how many gb the new flight sim will be

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        June 9, 2024 7:11 PM

        All of them. Its good to be using a 1TB or 2TB SSD.

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      June 9, 2024 6:03 PM

      unreal engine 5 games look great! the facial animations in ue5 are so pretty, mgs, perfect dark, expedition, gear. fable too although thats the forza engine

      honestly indiana jones looks a tad dated compared to the rest, im actually worried ff7 part 3 is going to look like a ps2 game in 3 years if they stay on ue4 and not update models

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        June 9, 2024 6:39 PM

        The Indy game looks great graphically. I think it’s just the character animations aren’t that great/well directed. Just off in the timing a bit in ratio to the fidelity level.

        Doesn’t make or break if it’ll be fun to play, at least.

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      June 9, 2024 7:40 PM

      That was a really strong showing from Xbox. Considering all the bad press recently, they just went out there and just quietly cranked out bangers. A handful of small stuff coming this year and then 2025 looks setup to be the make or break year MS finally, after all these years, has some really neat console exclusives. I really want to know if they'll have the guts to make Perfect Dark and impressive sim, because that sure it what that game looks like. My prepaid GamePass runs out sometime early next year and I hadn't planned on renewing. I may have to reconsider if I want to give it up or not.

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      June 9, 2024 11:28 PM

      Dude. This conference is what I needed to see 2-3 years ago. Like, damn, there was A LOT of good stuff on display. I see at least 6 titles that I want for sure.

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        June 10, 2024 12:49 AM

        Stalker 2, Indy, Avowed, Flintlock and BLOPS on gamepass and all this year was impressive as well.

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